assembly Bill A3024

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to transportation
Jan 24, 2017 referred to transportation

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A3024 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1018
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §603-c, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3141
2013-2014: S914
2015-2016: S2750
2019-2020: A4546, S2792

A3024 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Valeria's law"; requires police officers to notify family members in person of a relative's death in certain circumstances.

A3024 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3024

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. COOK, TITUS, ORTIZ, SEPULVEDA -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  DenDEKKER -- read once and referred to  the  Committee
  on Transportation

AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
  police officers to notify family members in  person  of  a  relative's
  death in certain circumstances

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and  may  be  cited  as  "Valeria's
law".
  §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
603-c to read as follows:
  § 603-C. ACCIDENTS; POLICE TO NOTIFY IN PERSON. 1. IN EACH MOTOR VEHI-
CLE ACCIDENT OR ANY OTHER EVENT OR  INCIDENT  IN  WHICH  ANY  PERSON  IS
KILLED,  WHO WAS NOT IN VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, RULES, REGULATIONS, PROCE-
DURES OR SUMMONS, THE POLICE OFFICER, AGENCY OR INDIVIDUAL WHO,  IN  THE
REGULAR  COURSE  OF  DUTY, INVESTIGATES SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT
SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY AND NOTIFY IN PERSON, A  MEMBER
OF THE PERSON'S FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD OF THE FATALITY AS SOON AS PRACTICA-
BLE AFTER SUCH ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT.
  2.  SUCH  NOTIFICATION  SHALL INDICATE THAT THE PERSON WAS KILLED, THE
LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT, EVENT OR INCIDENT  AND  THE  LOCATION  OF  THE
PERSON'S BODY OR REMAINS.
  §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00173-01-7